Chapter X

Diseases of the respiratory system

Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

J30 Vasomotor and allergic rhinitis
Includes: spasmodic rhinorrhoea
Excludes: allergic rhinitis with asthma ( J45.0 )
rhinitis NOS ( J31.0 )
J30.0 Vasomotor rhinitis
J30.1 Allergic rhinitis due to pollen
Allergy NOS due to pollen
Hay fever
J30.2 Other seasonal allergic rhinitis
J30.3 Other allergic rhinitis
Perennial allergic rhinitis
J30.4 Allergic rhinitis, unspecified

J31 Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis
J31.0 Chronic rhinitis
Rhinitis (chronic):
· atrophic
· granulomatous
· hypertrophic
· obstructive
· purulent
· ulcerative
Excludes: rhinitis:
· allergic ( J30.1-J30.4 )
· vasomotor ( J30.0 )
J31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
Excludes: nasopharyngitis, acute or NOS ( J00 )
J31.2 Chronic pharyngitis
Chronic sore throat
Pharyngitis (chronic):
· atrophic
· granular
· hypertrophic
Excludes: pharyngitis, acute or NOS ( J02.9 )

J32 Chronic sinusitis
Includes: abscess
(chronic) of sinus (accessory)(nasal)
Use additional code (B95-B97), if desired, to identify infectious agent.
Excludes: acute sinusitis ( J01.- )
J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
Antritis (chronic)
Maxillary sinusitis NOS
J32.1 Chronic frontal sinusitis
Frontal sinusitis NOS
J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis
Ethmoidal sinusitis NOS
J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis
Sphenoidal sinusitis NOS
J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
Pansinusitis NOS
J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
Sinusitis (chronic) involving more than one sinus but not pansinusitis
J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
Sinusitis (chronic) NOS

J33 Nasal polyp
Excludes: adenomatous polyps ( D14.0 )
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
· choanal
· nasopharyngeal
J33.1 Polypoid sinus degeneration
Woakes' syndrome or ethmoiditis
J33.8 Other polyp of sinus
Polyp of sinus:
· accessory
· ethmoidal
· maxillary
· sphenoidal
J33.9 Nasal polyp, unspecified

J34 Other disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Excludes: varicose ulcer of nasal septum ( I86.8 )
J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
of nose (septum)
J34.1 Cyst and mucocele of nose and nasal sinus
J34.2 Deviated nasal septum
Deflection or deviation of septum (nasal)(acquired)
J34.3 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
J34.8 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Perforation of nasal septum NOS

J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
J35.0 Chronic tonsillitis
Excludes: tonsillitis:
· NOS ( J03.9 )
· acute ( J03.- )
J35.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils
Enlargement of tonsils
J35.2 Hypertrophy of adenoids
Enlargement of adenoids
J35.3 Hypertrophy of tonsils with hypertrophy of adenoids
J35.8 Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
Adenoid vegetations
Cicatrix of tonsil (and adenoid)
Tonsillar tag
Ulcer of tonsil
J35.9 Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids, unspecified
Disease (chronic) of tonsils and adenoids NOS

J36 Peritonsillar abscess
Abscess of tonsil
Peritonsillar cellulitis
Use additional code (B95-B97), if desired, to identify infectious agent.
Excludes: retropharyngeal abscess ( J39.0 )
· NOS ( J03.9 )
· acute ( J03.- )
· chronic ( J35.0 )

J37 Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis
Use additional code (B95-B97), if desired, to identify infectious agent.
J37.0 Chronic laryngitis
· catarrhal
· hypertrophic
· sicca
Excludes: laryngitis:
· NOS ( J04.0 )
· acute ( J04.0 )
· obstructive (acute) ( J05.0 )
J37.1 Chronic laryngotracheitis
Laryngitis, chronic, with tracheitis (chronic)
Tracheitis, chronic, with laryngitis
Excludes: laryngotracheitis:
· NOS ( J04.2 )
· acute ( J04.2 )
· NOS ( J04.1 )
· acute ( J04.1 )
· chronic ( J42 )

J38 Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified
Excludes: laryngitis:
· obstructive (acute) ( J05.0 )
· ulcerative ( J04.0 )
postprocedural subglottic stenosis ( J95.5 )
· congenital laryngeal NOS ( P28.8 )
· NOS ( R06.1 )
J38.0 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx
Paralysis of glottis
J38.1 Polyp of vocal cord and larynx
Excludes: adenomatous polyps ( D14.1 )
J38.2 Nodules of vocal cords
Chorditis (fibrinous)(nodosa)(tuberosa)
Singer's nodes
Teacher's nodes
J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
of vocal cord(s)
J38.4 Oedema of larynx
Oedema (of):
· glottis
· subglottic
· supraglottic
Excludes: laryngitis:
· acute obstructive [croup] ( J05.0 )
· oedematous ( J04.0 )
J38.5 Laryngeal spasm
Laryngismus (stridulus)
J38.6 Stenosis of larynx
J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
Disease NOS
of larynx

J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
Excludes: acute respiratory infection NOS ( J22 )
· upper ( J06.9 )
upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapours ( J68.2 )
J39.0 Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess
Peripharyngeal abscess
Excludes: peritonsillar abscess ( J36 )
J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
Cellulitis of pharynx
Nasopharyngeal abscess
J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
of pharynx or nasopharynx
Excludes: pharyngitis:
· chronic ( J31.2 )
· ulcerative ( J02.9 )
J39.3 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
J39.8 Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.9 Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified